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Who actually has plastic surgery? It’s not always who you think

Every day, our Facebook news feeds are bombarded with images of people who have taken plastic surgery too far. From the outlandish Kim Kardashian, to the tight-lipped Renee Zellweger, to the people who want to look like real-life Barbie dolls, the message is clear and often negative: Plastic surgery makes you look unlike yourself. But the reality of plastic …

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Summer Blog Series, Part 1: Exercise Q & A with Dr. William Huffaker

Performing cosmetic surgery is a physical task. For example, a tummy tuck with liposuction can take more than 4 hours, and multiple surgeries are typically scheduled per day. Feasibly, that could be 8 hours a day for a surgeon in an operating room. To be up to the demanding task, our surgeons work out—hard. For Dr. William …

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Before you consider a “Botox Party,” do your homework.

This morning in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, an article was published highlighting "Botox and wine parties," an increasingly popular trend among women wishing to look younger. Women gather at a spa and bring their friends, drink wine, and get in line for discounted injections. While this may seem like a fun idea, there are …

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What are “fillers,” and how can they help you look your best?

As we age, we naturally lose volume in the face. Those cheeks that we lamented for being too round in youth can appear shallow in middle age, making us look even older than we are. For the patient that wants to restore that youthful fullness and reduce the appearance of deep lines (think of those …

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St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery & SkinMedica Contest!

It's been a while since we've given away some big prizes, so we think it's time to rectify that! For the month of August, we are giving away some of our favorite products by SkinMedica, on one of our favorite social media sites, Pinterest. How do you play? It's easy! 1. Follow us on Pinterest: …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon

With so much information readily available these days online, it's only natural that most people do a lot of research before making decision to have a plastic surgery procedure. Almost everyone wants to view before and after pictures, read reviews of the surgeons, and be given a post-operative checklist. But for some, that's not enough--more …

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Non-surgical facial options…how well do they work?

For many people, the desire to better their appearance is often outweighed by their desire to NOT have surgery. Whether it be from fear of surgery, financial issues, or a need to avoid longer downtimes, more and more people are opting for non-surgical options to look younger. While nothing can replace a true facelift, things …

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Is video technology making us more vain?

Earlier this week, a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) came out indicating that chin enhancement was the fastest growing cosmetic procedure last year. While there could be numerous reasons for the trend, including aging Baby Boomers and people looking to get ahead in the workplace, there is another idea as well that may …

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